Optimism roars back as Geneva Motor Show opens
video Optimism roars back as Geneva Motor Show opens

Out with the gloom, in with the boom: Sleek luxury sports cars, high-end SUVs and nifty little city cars were bumper-to-bumper…

Rejuvenated Cole revved up for action
Rejuvenated Cole revved up for action

Kawasaki rider will use NZ races to warm up, writes Andy McGechan

Feeling the fear in the Hellcat
Feeling the fear in the Hellcat

America's most powerful production muscle car proves exhilarating and rather addictive, writes Damien O'Carroll

Hybrid i8 reinvents sports car
Hybrid i8 reinvents sports car

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car has been crowned UK Car of the Year for 2015. Having fought off stiff competition…

Motoring

New vehicle sales jump to 31-year high
New vehicle sales jump to 31-year high

New Zealand new vehicle sales rose 8.1 per cent in February to the highest level for 31 years, reflecting…

Buick cracks consumer top 10

Buick is the first American automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's annual brand report cards. US…

New Mercedes-AMG range top of the class

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new high-performance brand. We all know and love the top-line AMG product: you may already…

Paddon sharpens focus for Mexican WRC round

Hayden Paddon is maintaining his focus on learning and adapting as he and co-driver John Kennard face the challenging heat…

Mosen blitzes field in feature race
Mosen blitzes field in feature race

Auckland speedway driver Brad Mosen survived a late scare at WxC Speedway, Western Springs, on Saturday…

City tunnel craze is out of sight

In JG Ballard's biting satire Concrete Island, architect Robert Maitland ploughs his Jaguar off Britain's M4 motorway and…

Courtney fends off Van Gisbergen to win again at Clipsal

Holden Racing Team pilot James Courtney has successfully fought off a spirited drive from Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen to win…

Tom Alexander takes home Toyota 86 championship

Tom Alexander of Bombay has won New Zealand's leading one-make championship, wresting the title away from Wellingtonian…

Buying luxury, second hand

Ron read Driven's review of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost II and then checked his bank balance and his Lotto numbers. Both came…

Reliant offers a rare bit of fun
Reliant offers a rare bit of fun

You need a sense of humour to drive this Reliant Regal Supervan, especially given its owner's robust…

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Road Safety

Car surfer accused set to go to trial
Car surfer accused set to go to trial

A "wannabe stuntman" who goes by the moniker 'Johnny Danger' will go to trial after denying allegations…

Mike Bush: NZ 'no place for vigilantes'

The Police Commissioner says there is no place for vigilante behaviour on New Zealand roads, following a spate of crashes…

PM: Kiwi drivers just as bad as tourists

John Key urges the public not to confiscate the keys of motorists they see driving badly after spate of vigilante incidents…

178kmh tourist instructs cops

A British holidaymaker who has been fined for ''grossly excessive speeding'', at a time when tourist drivers are under scrutiny…

*555 calls not connected
*555 calls not connected

Unconnected calls to *555 on Saturday night were because of ''unprecedented demand'', police say.

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Car Buyers' Guide

What to buy for a first car
What to buy for a first car

Toni is 19, has just entered the work force, is independent…

What's the best people mover?
What's the best people mover?

Kane and Sofia have four children aged between 5…

Small cars, big on safety
Small cars, big on safety

Marion is looking to update her car but wants to keep…

‘M’ brands dominate car of the year awards
‘M’ brands dominate car of the year awards

If new passenger car registrations alone are the judge…

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Motorsport

V8 Supercars
Motorsport: Courtney sets benchmark as Van Gisbergen finishes second
Motorsport: Courtney sets benchmark as Van Gisbergen finishes second

James Courtney is the king of Adelaide for the second…

Motorsport: Puncture stalls Whincup
Motorsport: Puncture stalls Whincup

Jamie Whincup's bid to dominate the V8 Supercars championship…

Controversy and Coulthard reign supreme at Clipsal 500
Alexander closes in on Toyota 86 Championship title
Alexander closes in on Toyota 86 Championship title

He's closing in on the title, but Bombay's Tom Alexander…

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Motoring photos and video

Dash-cam: Steel debris blocks Motorway after bridge collision
video Dash-cam: Steel debris blocks Motorway after bridge collision

Two southbound lanes on Auckland's Southern Motorway…

Citroen Cactus
photos Citroen Cactus

Driven Magazine Editor, Liz Dobson, tests the new…

Carrera Cupready for Clipsal 500 V8s opener
video Carrera Cupready for Clipsal 500 V8s opener

The racing on the streets of Adelaide this weekend…

Raw: Elderly Driver Hits 9 Vehicles
video Raw: Elderly Driver Hits 9 Vehicles

Police say the elderly driver who struck nine vehicles…

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Car Care

Oil changes and other engine essentials Oil changes and other engine essentials

Although they all do a similar job, lubricate and…

Should you still be rotating your car tyres? Should you still be rotating your car tyres?

Tyre rotation used to be an art form when rear-wheel--drive…

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